Monday, July 8, 2019

A MEETING WITH A GENIE (A tale, its fiction, not a poem)

A long long time ago, and far far away from home. A girl meets a genie. The genie offers her one wish, only she has to play strip poker with him, and this game has to be played in his bottle. How does a 20th century girl fit into a genie's bottle, you might ask. I have not the answer to riddles nor magic.

Okay so they make a date of it, this strip poker thing, this game, right there in the grey ambiance of a hustling Portobello Road. Then, he vanishes, as any good genie would.

She set about looking to buy herself a pack of playing cards. She knows the suits: diamonds(are a girl's best friend), hearts (oh the red queen of Alice's dream), spades (calling it as it is), clubs (ah yes, those meeting places and fun adults). She buys herself an attractive pack. Poker? poker? all the games she knows are go fish and old maid. Sadly sadly she must up her game plan.

A good distance behind the cell phone era, she calls her girl pal on the telephone. Ring ring.

"Yes i know the place, " answers girl pal. "There is a genie's bottle there?"

"Oh grown up! A crib is a space, is a bottle" she scolds girl pal dryly.

"So do you know how to play poker"

"Hear about the game lots, never played it i could ask my brother "

"O well guess i'll just have to be clumsy, play i wanted to win, and sulk while stripping. Oh and did i tell you? he is a wizard in the kitchen. Pots and pans dance to his every tune"

"Well then bon appetit, and go easy on the wine"

You had to go there didn't you, the easy bit i mean"

"Well ta taa, talk to you soon"
A MEETING WITH A GENIE © gillena cox 2019 (A tale, its fiction, not a poem)



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Written for Poets United
Telling Tales with Magaly Guerrero: a Pantry of Prose, #5 ~ Away from Home


22 comments:

  1. I wonder who will win the game. Also, I hope it’s warm inside the bottle. If not, someone is going to shiver.

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜„thanks for dropping by to read mine Magaly

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  2. Ha, i enjoyed the chat between the girlfriends. When a gal meets a genie, she knows to check it out with her gal pal. Smiles.

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜„happy you dropped by Sherry

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  3. Aw....thoroughly enjoyed it :)

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    1. Thanks for dropping ny Sumana

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  4. Let's hope she wishes for something that will make her sacrifices and effort worth while. However if I can her some advice "Don't trust Genies!"

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜„thanks for your appreciation Robin

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  5. When a girl meets a genie...This is a delightful story, Gillena. I like the whimsical tone, it makes read like a children story.

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  6. ๐Ÿ˜„thanks for your appreciation Khaya

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  7. Such a delightful read, Gillena ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’– I enjoyed the exchange between the two friends ๐Ÿ˜Š I hope she wins that poker game!๐Ÿ’…

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  8. ๐Ÿ˜„thanks for dropping by Sanaa

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  9. What a little gem! I particularly enjoyed the explanation of the card suits.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Rosemary

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  10. this is totally delightful and hilarious.
    enjoyed every bit of this tale. :)

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  11. Thanks for your appreciation Cheong Lee san

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  12. Yes, if you meet a genie, call a friend. Love this!

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜„thanks for dropping ny Susie

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  13. That was really fun. I enjoyed this lighthearted tale today!

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  14. Thanks for youf appreciation Mary

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  15. Here's hoping the greenhouse effect works in the bottle, because I think somebody's going to be going with less layers of clothing. :D

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  16. ๐Ÿ˜„happy you dropped by Rommy

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